Landels Latest 10.05.22

Important Dates to Remember 

Oct 3-7          Book Fair – Family shopping hours:

                      Mon Oct 3, 3-4 pm

                       Wed Oct 5, 3-6 pm

                       Thu Oct 6, 12:15-1:15 pm

                       Fri Oct 7, 3-4 pm

Oct 5             5th grade Science Camp information night 5-6pm Zoom

Oct 7              Community Check-In, 3:30pm-4:30pm Zoom

Oct 10           School Site Council Meeting, 3:15pm Zoom

Oct 11           Picture Day, MUR

Oct 12           ELAC Meeting, 8:30 am Zoom

Oct 12           PTA Meeting 6:00pm Staff Room            

Oct 13           Teacher Service Day – No School

Oct 14           Recess Day – No School    

Oct 17           Vision and hearing screening - Kinder, 2nd and 5th grades          

Oct 28           Walkathon

Nov 4            End of first Trimester – Minimum day

Nov 11          Veteran’s day – No School

Roar Recognitions 

Bodhi H. - Room 11

Celina H. - Room 13

Claire P. - Room 10

Drin D. Room 3

Emika K. – Room 5

Gavin E. - Room 1

Hannah L. - Room 2

June G. - Room 13

Kaylie H. - Room 9

Lily G. - Room 4

Mehak K. – Room 16

Russell C. – Room 14

Selah C. - Room 6

Landels News 

Hello Landels Families,

We have lots of exciting events happening in October! Several classes will be participating in field trips, including trips to Deer Hollow Farm, the Mountain View Public Library, and the Center for the Performing Arts. Digital Tat2 will be speaking to our 3rd-5th graders about the impact of their online presence and setting healthy boundaries around technology. And we will wrap up the month of October with our Walkathon on 10/28! 

School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

We hope you can join us at our next School Site Council meeting on Monday, October 10th @ 3:15pm or our next ELAC meeting on Wednesday, October 12th @ 8:30am. These meetings will be devoted to reviewing the site plan and answering any questions. A draft of the site plan can be found on the SSC agenda. See you there!

Book Fair

Book Fair is happening now. This year, all of our students are receiving 1 free book thanks to our PTA! If you’re interested in purchasing more books, please come to the Book Fair during the hours listed below. 

Wed Oct 5: 3-6 pm

Thu Oct 6: 12:15-1:15 pm

Fri Oct 7: 3-4 pm

Thank you!

Pieter Dolmans

Student vision and hearing screenings coming up

Each fall, MVWSD conducts hearing and vision screenings of all students in kindergarten, second-, fifth- and eighth-grade, as California State Law mandates. These screenings will take place at Landels on Oct. 17.

Parents will be notified in writing if children fail a screening. Parents who do not want their child screened for either vision and/or hearing should send a letter to their child's school each school year indicating that their child is to be excluded, and vision and/or hearing results will need to be provided from their physician.

If you have any concerns about your child’s vision or hearing please contact your school nurse. Questions about the screenings should be directed to the Health Services office at 650-526-3500 ext. 1050.

Picture day is Tuesday, October 11. Pre-purchase your pictures here use the code EVTKS288H.


Winter Clothes Donations

It's finally time to get the warm clothes out of the closet!  If you find items that are too small for your kids, or you just don't want them anymore, please bring them to the Landels office and we will find them a good home.  Baby and adult clothes are also needed.

Clean clothes only, please.  Nothing with stains or permanent damage.   We will donate these items to families in need in our community.  We will be collecting donations until Friday, November 4, 2022.  Thank you!


Discuss the classes below with your student and have him/her sign up in the office if interested.


Slime (Grades K-2, max 20 students)

Friday, Sep 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 24

Calling all chemists!  Come learn about mixtures and states of matter while you make OOEY, GOOEY SLIME!  Decorate yours with glitter, sprinkles, or GOLD!

- Sign-ups open

* Two additional slots have been added for Tennis.  Sign up in the office. *


H.I.T.S. Tennis (Grades 2-3, max 12 students)
Thursdays, Oct6 - Nov17 (ex. Oct13), 12:30-1:30pm, Blacktop

Learn the fundamentals of tennis through drills and games, and gain life skills like Honesty, Inspiration, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship.  (Bring or request school lunch to have before start of class.)

- Sign-ups are open

Volleyball (Grades 3-5, max 12 students)

Mondays, Sep 26 and Oct 3, 3:00-4:00pm, Landels Field

Learn the primary skills needed to feel comfortable on and around a volleyball court such as forearm passing, setting, spiking, and overhand serving.


Succulents (Grades K-5, max 10 students)

Friday, October 7, 3:00-4:00pm, Room 24

Learn about succulents — how to pot rootless succulent in soil and how to propagate succulent leaves and stems.


The Landels Enrichment Activities Program (LEAP) is a collection of after-school enrichment classes taught by volunteers (e.g., parents, teachers, high-school/college students).  For additional information, please contact Tushar Moorti at [email protected].


Board meeting: Oct. 6

The Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. 

Some of the meeting topics include:

* Equitable Access to Choice Schools 

* Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health 

For meeting details and agenda, please click here:

Superintendent's Community Check In on Friday, Oct. 7

Please join us for our Community Check-In with Dr. Ayindé Rudolph on Friday, Oct. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Bring your questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to register:

EZMealApp: Future benefits could include after school care!

Even though all public school meals are currently free in California, applying for free- or reduced-price lunch status by October 1 means potentially more district funding and other benefits for your family. In 2022-23, families who qualify will also be offered free after school childcare and summer programs when they become available. Go to now to see if you qualify for free- or reduced-price lunch status, and to apply!

Attendance Awareness Month: September

My student is in school most of the time, so that’s ok, right?

Most parents are aware of what it means for a child to be truant from school. However, we are required by the state of California to reduce the numbers of students who are “chronically absent.” Students who are chronically absent typically attend school fairly regularly, but miss a few days here and there, which really add up and affect their learning. It's important to know both excused or unexcused absences count toward chronic absenteeism.

The District is required to track this data and report it to the state. MVWSD will contact parents when students reach concerning absence levels. If not remedied, chronically absent students and their families may be referred to the District’s Student Attendance Review Board, in a process similar to how truancy is handled. MVWSD is bound by law to report and handle chronic absences in this manner.

Upcoming October no-school days

Friday, October 14 is a recess day (no school for students and staff). Thursday, October 13 is a staff development day, which means no school for students and no work for 10-month classified staff. Oct 13 is a staff development/work day for teachers, school secretaries and 12-month classified staff.

MVEF wants to hear student stories!

Conversations with our children about what they are learning and enjoying in school can help them build deeper connections with what they learn at school. Stories about students’ experiences in their MVEF-funded classes and activities can inspire and thank the teachers and providers of the classes, suggest program improvements, or (with parent permission) enhance future MVEF publications. To share discoveries from your conversations with MVWSD students about their MVEF-funded classes, please click here!

MVEF brings Environmental Science, Art and Music to K-5 classrooms several times each month through our partnership with Living Classroom, CSMA, Environmental Volunteers, and MVWSD. In Middle School, an additional MVEF-funded ELA (English) teacher at each middle school facilitates smaller classes as they discuss and write about the material they are reading. MVEF also provides funds for athletics, special clubs, and to supplement music instruction at both middle schools. Over 70% of MVEF contributions come from MVWSD families like yours. To make a donation, click here.

The View Teen Center

The View Teen Center is a free facility in Mountain View (263 Escuela Ave) for all Mountain View and Los Altos 6th - 12th grade students. The center is open Monday through Friday: 3:30 - 7 p.m. and Saturday: 1 - 6 p.m, and features a game room, makerspace, kitchen, computer/study room, outdoor area, and much more! See attached flyer for details about upcoming events and programs or visit their webpage for more information.

County MedAssist Program

The MedAssist Program aims to improve health outcomes and medication adherence for select individuals who reside in Santa Clara County. Qualified patients will receive financial assistance in the form of a grant designed to off-set high out-of-pocket expenses for life-saving medications such as anti-diabetics, asthma inhalers, and/or epinephrine auto-injectors. For more information and application, visit

Landels PTA News

Important PTA Dates for your calendar

· Book Fair is happening now!  After school hours are as follows:

o Wed Oct 5, 3-6 pm

o Thu Oct 6, 12:15-1:15 pm

o Fri Oct 7, 3-4 pm

· Walkathon Committee Meeting - Monday Oct 10, 7pm Virtual Only

· PTA Association Meeting - Wednesday Oct 12, 6pm Virtual Only

· Please note -- There is NO Second Fridays Meetup in October!

· Board Meeting - Oct 19 (one week earlier than usual), 7pm Virtual Only followed by in-person social

· Walkathon!!! - Friday Oct 28

· November's Association Meeting will be Nov 9, 8:30 AM Staff Lounge, Landels Main Office, with remote access available

· Second Fridays Nov 11

Membership Challenge / English

The PTA Membership Challenge Results Are In

Congratulations to the winning classrooms!

1st place

Room 11 (Parry), winning $100 scholastic dollars and a Popsicle party

2nd place

Room 13 (Haley), winning $100 scholastic dollars

3rd place

Room 6 (Risano), winning a Popsicle party


Thanks to all of our families, students and teachers that chose to join PTA and participate in this challenge.  Your participation is what makes us a stronger community.


Membership Challenge / Spanish


Book Fair

The Landels Book Fair is coming up on Oct 3-7, and we are in need of volunteers to help with the cash register and set up, particularly for after school hours. Students will be allowed to preview the book fair with their class, during which they'll be able to choose a free book sponsored by the PTA, but any shopping will be done with their families after school. If you can help, please sign up here.

Book Fair -- Author Assembly

Book Fair Week Oct 3-7, Landels and the PTA will be hosting Dungeoneer Adventures authors Ben Costas and James Park for a visit for 3-5th graders on Friday Sep 30. If you would like to read more about the authors or pre-order the first book in the series, Lost in the Mushroom Maze, you can do so here:


October Lunch Menu

The View Teen Center

County MedAssist Program

2022 Autumn Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

Landels PTA Meeting Schedule 2022/2023

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